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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to add a late afternoon look to a scene

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to create the illusion of a night scene

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Flash Photography the Easy Way

David Tejada's easy-does-it flash tips

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What it Takes

David X. Tejada on minimalist lighting with Speedlights

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Using Speedlights on Sunny Days

Ron Magill shares a tip for using flash in bright sun

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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

Joe McNally uses the technique of repeating flash to capture the grace of balletic…

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Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote…

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Techniques: Flower Power

Focus Stacking for Close-Up Depth and Detail

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 2 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 1 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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Scene Recognition System and Advanced SRS

Nikon's SRS and Advanced SRS recognize the position, color, tones and…

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Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

The Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks provide an incredible hands-on learning…

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VR Image Stabilization

VR image stabilization technology detects vertical and horizontal movement and offsets it by…

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Discover the spirit of place. Capture the soul of a portrait. Refine your personal style.…

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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The Challenge of Bird Photography

Moose Peterson tells why photographing birds in the field is well worth the challenge.

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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

Spend a day at the zoo with wildlife photographer Julie Larsen Maher

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Marketplace: Step by Step

Taking it easy with the D3200

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Taking Pictures in Cold Weather

Weldon Lee has some tips to keep you taking pictures—even in the cold and snow.

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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Capturing the action of a sporting event is easy when you follow a few simple…

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Destination Asia: A Showcase for the Storytelling Power of Travel Images

Travel shooter Blaine Harrington offers tips for…

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Shooting Family Interview Movies with a DSLR

Adding interviews to family movies and videos

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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

Cliff Mautner's unique style has made him a successful and in-demand wedding photographer.

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Using Multiple Lights in the Studio

Blair Bunting discusses checking lights on set

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Awesome Skies: Tips and Techniques for Photographing the Northern Lights

Learn how to photograph the Northern Lights or…

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Introduction to Three-Point Lighting & Other Video Lighting Techniques

Advanced lighting for video

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Basics of Exposure and Camera Controls

Ideal class for those who want to go beyond point & shoot photography

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Understanding Focal Length

Focal length, usually represented in millimeters (mm), is the basic description of a…

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Learning How to Use Your Camera's Histogram

The histogram is a useful tool that analyzes tonal range and helps in…

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Marketplace: A #1

Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

Photographing Nebulae and other celestial objects with…

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Shooting a Rock Concert

Whether you're taking photos at a major rock concert or at your child's school performance, these…

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7 Tips & Tricks to Taking Better Wedding Photographs

Joe McNally on how to take better wedding portraits

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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

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Macro Lenses

Reproduce objects up to life size using a Nikon Micro-NIKKOR Lens

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Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are…

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How to Choose Your Next DSLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your DSLR

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Summit Series of Photography Workshops

Come to the Summit for the ultimate workshop experience in all areas of…

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Using Shadows and Light in Your Photographs

Cliff Maunter on using shadows and light

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Using Fill-Light Adds to the Expressiveness of Portraits

A tip from Nikon Ambassador Tamara Lackey

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Take It to the Limit: Pushing the D500 Envelope

D500 in action with Nikon's own Lindsay Silverman and Mark Soares

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You’re the Guest: How to Capture Unique Photos at a Wedding

Abby Liga discusses getting great photos when you're a…

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Shooting the Full Moon with the COOLPIX P900

Using the Moon Scene Mode and 83x zoom of the COOLPIX P900

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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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How to Un-Pair and Re-Pair Bluetooth on the KeyMission 360 and Your iPhone

Bluetooth un-pair and re-pair directions for…

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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

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The Importance of Quality Audio Capture

Simple tips for photographers shooting HD video with Nikon D-SLRs.

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Lighting for Video with AE-Lock Tutorial

Basic lighting tips for shooting video

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Photograph the Classic Holiday Light Bokeh Effect

Tips for shooting lights as soft globes of color

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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR?

Learn what the different types of NIKKOR lenses are and which ones will…

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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

Wireless off-camera lighting with Speedlights may seem like a daunting proposition at first glance, but its easier than you might think. With Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, you can easily set up a Speedlight or two (or more) and control their output right from your Nikon D-SLR camera. A pair of Speedlights and a minimal amount of effort can add a dramatic look to your images.

David Tejada is a location shooter. Mainly a corporate photography specialist, his subjects are found on job sites, industrial factory floors, executive offices and more. Using a minimum amount of gear, he’s able to create photographs that look as if the lighting were more complex than it actually was.

Bring in the Sun

Just because the natural light isn’t cooperating doesn’t mean you can't make images with dramatic lighting. David will explain how the addition of just two Speedlights, using CTO (Color Temperature Orange) gels to warm the light output, along with a cuculoris (also known as a cookie) or gobo to add a bit of a dappled effect, looks just like warm afternoon sunlight, as it passes through tree branches, and into your image. The sharpness of the shadows from the cookie is dependent on how far away the light source is from the cookie. The closer the light source to the cookie, the softer the shadows, the further the distance, the sharper the dappled shadow pattern will appear.

Watch the video, to learn how two Speedlights can provide your images with sunlight even when the sun isn’t shining.

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